Here are the 10 fact checks that have most captivated — or angered — readers so far in 2022.
Is Enfamil, an infant formula brand, harming and killing babies during the U.S. baby formula shortage of 2022? No, that's not true: There is no evidence that Enfamil poses such a threat to babies. Although there was a widespread baby form
Did the now-suspended COVID vaccine mandate for flight attendants cause a shortage in staffing that was to blame for widespread June 2022 flight delays? No, that's not true: None of the airlines that responded to inquiries by Lead Stories
Does a picture of a grieving girl hugging a tombstone stem from the 2022 Russia-Ukraine conflict? No, that's not true. The photograph first appeared on a Georgian-language website in January 2019. The original image contained a Georgian-l
Photo shows a trashed venue in Glastonbury after climate activist Greta Thunberg spoke there.
Had Joe Biden resigned the presidency as of June 28, 2022? No, that's not true. There was no such announcement from the White House, nor any reporting from credible outlets. The claim appeared in a Facebook video posted June 27, 2022 unde
On June 24 2022, the Supreme Court overturned the landmark decision preserving abortion rights, Roe v. Wade; as protests began to take shape in Washington, DC, a video of Democrats purportedly singing “God Bless America” at the Capitol spre
Did U.S. Air Force F-35s carry out an air raid in the Black Sea destroying Russian forces in June 2022? No, that's not true: The United States, while offering billions of dollars in military aid, equipment and training to Ukrainian forces
An old photo displaying a "test price" to mark the opening of a new 7-Eleven store does not reflect the actual gas price.
Did the Danish navy open fire as Russian warships entered territorial waters on June 17, 2022? No, that's not true: According to a statement from Denmark's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the situation was handled diplomatically, not milita
Did a Russian airplane get hit with a missile, killing 50 people, in 2022? No, that's not true: A fatal plane incident happened on May 6, 2019, before the 2022 Russian-Ukrainian war. Forty-one people died as a passenger plane crash-landed
On June 19 2022 a Facebook user posted a concise status update, encouraging others to participate in a June 3 to 5 2022 gas boycott; it read: Do NOT Buy gas July 3-5!! Do NOT Buy gas July 3-5!! Do NOT Buy gas July 3-5!! As of June 22 2022, the post rac
A viral video supposedly showing such an incident was shot in 2021, not 2022; in the country of Georgia, not the United States, and the cause of these deaths was not a mystery.
An old video from a 2014 explosion in Donetsk, a city in eastern Ukraine, has been falsely shared as a recent explosion in Severodonetsk, Ukraine.
Do Kansas ranchers have no idea what might have killed hundreds or thousands of cattle during an extreme heat wave and believe their feed or water was poisoned? No, that's not true: The cause of death is not a mystery to the people in the
The video making rounds on social media was filmed in 2019 and is unrelated to the recent shooting in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Was an extradition of former President Donald Trump "already in motion" as of June 13, 2022? No, that's not true: That claim is a satirical take on one of the first documented posts from "Q," the mysterious figure that sparked the QAnon m
Have the DUI charges against Paul Pelosi, husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, been dropped? No, that's not true: The Napa County district attorney's office was working on charges stemming from Paul Pelosi's DUI arrest in Napa County, C
Were Prince Harry and Meghan Markle permanently banned from the United Kingdom since Charles became king? No, that's not true: Charles, the Prince of Wales and first in line to the throne, was not king as of June 13, 2022. Queen Elizabeth
Did the U.S. inflation rate hit an all-time high in 2022? No, that's not true: While inflation, as measured by the U.S. Consumer Price Index (CPI), is at a high level of 8.0 percent in June 2022, a dozen other years have had higher inflat
https://checkyourfact.com/2022/06/09/fact-check-usda-eggs-prediction/ A post shared on Facebook claim
Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Swaran Singh shot himself with a service revolver in Jalandhar, Punjab. He was not murdered.
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Is the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) predicting that egg prices will be $12 per dozen by fall 2022? No, that's not true: Although prices are expected to rise in 2022, the expected cost of a dozen eggs is nowhere near $12. The clai
This video has been misattributed. It was taken in 2019 when former Argentine President Mauricio Macri held a rally in Buenos Aires.
Does a video show students serving a lawsuit at a Virginia school board meeting? No, that's not true: Although students did present a so-called "affidavit" disputing the Loudoun County Public Schools mask mandate to the Loudoun County Sch
Was gasoline costing $8.88 a gallon at a Murphy USA gas station in Jasper, Alabama, in early June 2022? No, that's not true: A representative for Murphy USA emailed Lead Stories to say that the Jasper location was not open for business wh
We're not sure if this rumor originated with bad math or bad faith.
Did someone "torch" one of the largest egg factories in the United States on May 28, 2022? And is this incident connected to an "outbreak" of fires at similar facilities across the country in the past six months? No, those rumors are not
Did President Joe Biden resign, with former President Donald Trump becoming the new president as of June 7, 2022? No, that's not true: Biden remained president, and the page making the claim that Trump was reinstated is likely part of a s
The per gallon average reached $4.96, with California drivers paying the most.
The Oak Park and River Forest High School confirmed that the reports of implementing a race-based grading policy in its school for 2022-23 are fake.
Was Dominion voting machine "manipulation" responsible for 2022 primary election problems In DeKalb County, Georgia? No, that's not true: The Georgia secretary of state's office says it was a mistake in programming the machines for a sing
New York City Police confirmed that the crowd gathered in Barclays Center in Brooklyn mistook a sound disturbance for an active shooting.
A June 4 2022 tweet about the latest in a purported string of food processing plant fires (or “food factory” fires) built on other, similar narratives in order to go viral: The tweet addressed others who might be “not paying attention
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Does a photograph in a June 2022 news story show a destroyed Russian landing craft? No, that's not true: The photo shows a vessel that was hit by a missile off the coast of Ukraine back in February 2022. The photograph appeared in a YouTu